Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo believes that the Super Eagles can go all the way to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals and win the title for the fourth time.
The biennial tournament is set to commence in Egypt on Friday and Nigeria will kick-off their Group B campaign a day later against Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium.
Ighalo was the top scorer during the qualification round for the this year’s Afcon with seven goals, and he remains confident that Nigeria have the quality to conquer the rest of the continent in a ‘tough’ tournament.
“If anybody says the tournament will be easy, it is a lie because it is going to be tough, it is going to be hot but I believe in the team we have, we have all it takes to do well at the Afcon,” Ighalo told the NFF media.
“Nigeria has a good team that can play in the semi-final and the final. As I said, we will not get carried away.
“We have a team that can even win the trophy if we work hard and if we give everything we have on the pitch, not saying had I known later. We have all it takes to win it but let’s just start with the first game, to the quarter-finals, semis then we will see how it goes.”